June 2022 Customer Service Award Winner

June Recipient: Tammy Church

Team Role: Veterinary Assistant

Team Member Since: May 2016

Favorite Thing About Lawndale:  “The puppies and the kittens! my co-workers/bosses and their genuine care for the pets and clients.”

Pets: Two merle border collies, Sadie Sue (9) and Tessa Reese (5), one tortie, Gracie (13), one rooster, Willie and six hens.

Time Spent in the Veterinary Field / Working With Animals: 6 years

What Her Teammates Say: Tammy is known around here as a sunflower. She is bright and spreads cheer to all around her.  She is such an animal lover and is the first to run to any and every puppy and kitten that comes into the hospital. Tammy is compassionate and has such a loving heart and cares for everyone around her.  She is a team player and is always willing to help a teammate in need.

Hobbies: Singing, caring for my “farm”, gardening/flowers, traveling (fav place: beach), spending time with my husband (Tony) and our grown kids (Heather, Joshua, Casey, Dalton) and their families.

Congratulations Tammy!


May 2022 Customer Service Award Winner

May Recipient: Beth Padron

Team Role: Kennel Manager

Team Member Since: 2010

Favorite Thing About Lawndale:  “I love working with animals and and love all of my team.”

Pets: Zoey, 9 year old chihuhah

Time Spent in the Veterinary Field / Working With Animals: 12 years

What Her Teammates Say: Beth is an incredibly hard-worker and is very thorough.  She takes wonderful care of all the patients and boarders that stay here and is able to pay close attention to important details.  She has a great sense of humor and can make anyone laugh and is called the office mom.  We are so lucky to have Beth as the lead to our kennel team!

Hobbies: Spending time with her kids and her two grandsons.

Congratulations Beth!


April 2022 Customer Service Award Winner

April Recipient: Amber Pavero

Team Role: Receptionist

Team Member Since: May 2021

Favorite Thing About Lawndale: “Supportive and helpful team leaders. My team is the best! Always willing to help each other and is just all around a great group to work with!”

Pets: Indiana Bones “Indy” a Lab, Hurley a Lab, O-Ren a Cat, and David Bowie V a Betta Fish

Time Spent in the Veterinary Field / Working With Animals: 11 years

What Her Teammates Say: Amber is a former Veterinary Assistant so she is very knowledgeable and confident in her ability to help answer client’s questions. She is very friendly and energetic and is able to handle the stress of multiple phone calls coming in. She has a great sense of humor and has great taste in shoes and she has one of the cutest lab puppies we’ve ever seen (Hurley). We are very fortunate to have Amber as one of our team members!

Hobbies: Being outside, gardening and plants, going to see live music, traveling.

What is your favorite animal?: Dogs, sea turtles but I love them all!

Congratulations Amber!


March 2022 Customer Service Award Winner

March Recipient: Hannah Jordan

Team Role: Veterinary Assistant

Team Member Since: May 2018

Favorite Thing About Lawndale:  “That everyone is passionate about animals and their care just like me.  I also love how supportive our supervisors are with our continued learning and improving  of ourselves.”

Pets: Ollie (7 year old Jack Russell Terrier), Wilson (5 year old main coon mix), Buster Keaton (9 year old tuxedo cat)

Time Spent in the Veterinary Field / Working With Animals: 4 years but I spent 3 years as an aquarist working with sharks, stingrays, and fish.

What Her Teammates Say: Hannah is a truly compassionate person who cares greatly for people and animals.  Her care does not stop with people and animals she personally knows it also extends to all of earth’s species. Hannah takes great pride in educating others on ways they can make a more positive impact on the environment and on ways they can help improve lives of animals and people alike.  Hannah is not only a lover of all creatures great and small but also an extremely hard worker.  She is smart, reliable, a self-starter, and can be depended on to get the job done.  She also runs our hospital’s Instagram page (@lawndale_vet) and does a fabulous job so make sure to follow along for informative and cute photos!

Hobbies: Traveling the world, hiking with my partner, trying out the newest brewery or restaurant in the triad, and annoying Dr. Crawford with Dad Jokes.

What is your favorite animal?: Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Congratulations Hannah!


February 2022 Customer Service Award Winner

February Recipient: Samantha Shumaker

Team Role: Kennel Attendant

Team Member Since: April 2021

Favorite Thing About Lawndale:  “Learning new things and meeting the fur babies.”

Pets: Houdini, Charcoal, Starlite, Fluffanutter, Itty Bits, Zeus, Daisy

Time Spent in the Veterinary Field / Working With Animals: 2 years working with small animals( almost a year at Lawndale and a year taking a course) and 13 years working on the farm with large animals.

What Her Teammates Say: Sam is a very kind person and is gentle with all our patients and boarders.  She truly loves caring for animals and is extremely compassionate.  Along with her love of animals she is also a very hard worker and is always ready to lend a helping hand.  Sam is dedicated and reliable and we appreciate her!

Hobbies: Reading and art

Congratulations Sam!


January 2022 Customer Service Award Winner

January Recipient: Stevie Gordon

Team Role: Receptionist

Team Member Since: January 2020

Favorite Thing About Lawndale:  “Everything.  It’s not easy to pick one thing.  I’m happiest when talking, laughing and making personal connections with both clients and their fur babies!  And my co-workers are awesome in so many ways, without them work wouldn’t be the same.  I can always count on them for a good laugh. .”

Pets: Moe (MoMo) and Anderson (Andy Anderson)

Time Spent in the Veterinary Field / Working With Animals: 12 years

What Her Teammates Say: Stevie is appreciated in so many ways and is a valuable member of our team.  She makes sure that all of our new puppy and new kitten parents are able to go home with a bag of goodies for their new baby. She can be trusted to handle any task thoroughly and get the job done correctly.  Stevie is a team player and is always willing to jump in and help a co-worker in need.

Hobbies: Yoga. Hiking. Kayaking. Gardening.  To sum it up – I love being out in nature!.

Congratulations Stevie!